Tag Archives: cocktails

Spring Mix

Springtime—when what came in like a lion and went out like a lamb gives way to showers and flowers. When the sun shines longer and the wind blows warmer and color returns. And most importantly: when skinkers across the Elm …

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Rum-Raisin’

Lechon Asado and Ron Zacapa rum at Zafra Rum Bar, New Haven

As a boy, Abel Zekiel Ramirez would watch and wait.

He’d watch the big cruise ships come into port at Key West, Florida, then wait for their passengers to make wishes, tossing coins into the clear…

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Mix and Match

Key lime rum martini at Zafra

Nurtured by the growing production of regional small-batch handmade spirits, the availability of local fruits, vegetables and other botanicals of all kinds and the imaginations of resourceful bartenders, the New Haven area’s craft…

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Wintry Mixed

The "Lauren's Driving Home" at 116 Crown

Blustery winds, truncated hours of daylight and snow in the forecast make this the perfect season for homebound pleasures: curling up under a blanket with a good book or resurrecting unfinished domestic projects.

But don’t get too comfortable. When it …

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Holy Oaxacamole

Oaxaca interior

Is guacamole-making an art? And if it’s created tableside in a molcajete, does it qualify as performance art? At Oaxaca Kitchen, the answer is yes to both, and it isn’t the only art to be found. Deep flavor, soulful textures, …

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Will Power

Will Talamelli, chef of 116 Crown

When 116 Crown opened its doors in 2008, it inspired shock and awe among even the most jaded sophisticates. Writers described its retro-modern interior as “James Bond’s rumpus room” and “space-age meets the stone age;” the New York Times raved …

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Kickin’ It Olde School

Olde School Saloon and Bistro in New Haven

Olde School is so well named. Those two little words capture the warmth of a bistro/saloon that, although only two years old, is so comfortably broken-in, it feels as if it’s been on the New Haven map for decades. Beloved …

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